exclude

[[t]ɪksklu͟ːd[/t]]
excludes, excluding, excluded
1) VERB If you exclude someone from a place or activity, you prevent them from entering it or taking part in it.

[V n from n] The Academy excluded women from its classes...

[V n from n] The army should be excluded from political life...

[V-ed] Many of the youngsters feel excluded. [Also V n]

2) VERB If you exclude something that has some connection with what you are doing, you deliberately do not use it or consider it.

[V n from n] They eat only plant foods, and take care to exclude animal products from other areas of their lives...

[V n] In some schools, Christmas carols are being modified to exclude any reference to Christ.

3) VERB: usu with brd-neg To exclude a possibility means to decide or prove that it is wrong and not worth considering.

[V n] I cannot entirely exclude the possibility that some form of pressure was applied to the neck.

[V n] ...the pathological evidence, which does not exclude suicide.

4) VERB To exclude something such as the sun's rays or harmful germs means to prevent them physically from reaching or entering a particular place.

[V n] This was intended to exclude the direct rays of the sun...

[V n] They have spent $3 million building fences around the National Park to exclude such pests.

Syn:
keep out

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • exclude — ex‧clude [ɪkˈskluːd] verb [transitive] 1. to deliberately not include something: • The judge has decided to exclude her evidence. exclude somebody/​something from something • One study did not use a double blind design and was therefore excluded… …   Financial and business terms

  • exclude — EXCLÚDE, exclud, vb. III. tranz. A înlătura, a da afară, a elimina, a îndepărta, a excepta. ♦ refl. recipr. (Despre două elemente) A se respinge ca fiind incompatibile, contrare. – Din lat. excludere. Trimis de ionel bufu, 16.06.2004. Sursa: DEX… …   Dicționar Român

  • Exclude — Ex*clude , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excluded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Excluding}.] [L. excludere, exclusum; ex out + claudere to shut. See {Close}.] 1. To shut out; to hinder from entrance or admission; to debar from participation or enjoyment; to deprive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exclude — ex·clude /ik sklüd/ vt ex·clud·ed, ex·clud·ing 1: to prevent or restrict the entry or admission of exclude hearsay evidence 2: to remove from participation, consideration, or inclusion (as in insurance coverage) the excluded perils include acts… …   Law dictionary

  • exclude — exclude, debar, blackball, eliminate, rule out, shut out, disbar, suspend are comparable when meaning to prevent someone or something from forming part of something else as a member, a constituent, or a factor. Exclude implies a keeping out of… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • exclude — [eks klo͞od′, iksklo͞od′] vt. excluded, excluding [ME excluden < L excludere < ex , out + claudere, CLOSE3] 1. to refuse to admit, consider, include, etc.; shut out; keep from entering, happening, or being; reject; bar 2. to put out; force… …   English World dictionary

  • exclude — mid 14c., from L. excludere keep out, shut out, hinder, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + claudere to close, shut (see CLOSE (Cf. close) (v.)). Related: Excluded; excluding …   Etymology dictionary

  • exclude — [v] expel, forbid ban, bar, bate, blackball*, blacklist, block, bounce, boycott, close out, count out, debar, disallow, drive out, eject, eliminate, embargo, estop, evict, except, force out, get rid of, ignore, interdict, keep out, leave out,… …   New thesaurus

  • exclude — ► VERB 1) deny access to; keep out. 2) remove from consideration. 3) prevent the occurrence of. 4) expel (a pupil) from a school. DERIVATIVES excludable adjective excluder noun. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • exclude — /Ik sklu:d/ verb (T) 1 to deliberately not include something, especially a particular group of people or things: a special diet that excludes dairy products | exclude sb/sth from sth: If we exclude uncompleted projects from the calculations, the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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